Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Mon, Jun. 27 2005

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 27 2005LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman Begins$4,010,902-54%3,8580$1,040$126,525,5942Warner Bros.
2Bewitched$2,773,688-48%3,174--$874$22,905,7951Sony / Columbia
3Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$2,276,637-53%3,265-186$697$127,788,1773Fox
4Herbie: Fully Loaded$2,060,480-44%3,521--$585$19,804,9651Disney
5Madagascar$1,237,471-46%2,948-585$420$161,430,1065DreamWorks
6George A. Romero's Land of the Dead$1,191,670-54%2,249--$530$11,413,3951Universal
7Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$829,125-57%2,371-552$350$359,295,9426Fox
8The Longest Yard (2005)$804,214-48%2,516-796$320$142,749,8725Paramount
9The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D$591,900-49%2,352-303$252$31,138,8783Miramax / Dimension
10The Perfect Man$469,958-39%2,0903$225$11,378,3332Universal